Balustrade & Handrails

An overview of the services we offer and how they will benefit you.

B&M Contractors is an exceptional family run business that strives to provide unparalleled customer service and top-end products. Established in the year 2000, B&M Contractors has been a trusted manufacturer and fabricator of balustrades for years. The company takes immense pride and care in crafting their products in-house with the help of a team of skilled professionals. In fact, with over a hundred years of experience between them, the team consistently delivers high-quality products that exceed customer expectations.

B&M Contractors provides a complete end-to-end service that encompasses everything from balustrade design to supply and installation, catering to both domestic and commercial customers. They even offer a supply-only service for customers who prefer to install the products themselves or have a fitter who can help with the installation.


Finally, B&M Contractors go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction by offering same-day quotations. Contact them today and experience their unbeatable products and service.

Juliette Balconies

Glass Juliette Balconies! Our modern stainless railing system coupled with glass makes for a perfect edge protection type balcony that requires no costly extensions. The balcony system is placed across a window or door opening, allowing you to enjoy a breath of fresh air while keeping your space safe and secure. With a sleek, modern design, our Juliet balconies are perfect for all types of homes, whether it be townhouses or apartments.

One of the major advantages of our Juliet balconies is that they allow for better airflow in the room on hot summer days. No more stuffy rooms- just a nice airy feel with the extra protection of a balcony. Our system is highly durable and made with high-quality materials such as stainless steel railing and thick glass panels. We believe in providing our customers with the best quality products and exceptional customer service. Choose our Glass Juliette Balconies- you won’t regret it!


When there is a change in height, like stairs or a raised balcony, you may need a balustrade. These are used to keep people safe and prevent them from falling. They are used in places like homes, business buildings and public spaces such as museums, theatres and shopping centres. Sometimes, building codes and rules force us to install balustrades for accessibility and safety.

Balustrades come in different types, such as wooden ones that look traditional. Stainless steel ones are modern and strong, while glass ones look contemporary. Wrought iron ones are durable and have a fancy design, and stone ones look timeless and classic. Cable balustrades look minimal and are good for outdoor spaces. Aluminium ones are light, long-lasting, and work well both indoors and outdoors. The choice depends on style, budget, building design, and local rules.

Balustrades are an important feature of any home, as they provide both safety and aesthetic appeal. However, the ease of installing a balustrade can be quite complicated, as it depends on the type of balustrade and specific installation requirements needed. This means that if you’re looking to install a balustrade, you may run into some challenges. Specifically, if the structure requires precise measurements and custom fittings, the process of installing a balustrade can become particularly tricky. While this may sound daunting, it’s important to remember that with the right mindset, tools, and guidance, the installation of a balustrade can be completed with ease. We recommend consulting with a professional or referring to detailed installation guides to ensure a successful and safe installation process.

If you’re putting up a balustrade in the UK, you need to follow the law to make sure it’s safe. The important rules to remember are:

1. You need approval from the Building Regulations for any building work, including the balustrade. You might need to tell the local building control office.
2. The balustrade has to be at least 900mm tall if the ground below is more than 600mm down.
3. The balustrade needs to be strong enough to stay up in strong wind or if someone pushes or leans on it.
4. The gaps between balusters (posts) or other bits should be too small for a 100mm ball to get through.
5. Anyplace with a flat or sloping roof, balcony, or similar spot needs a barrier.
6. If the stairs have more than 220mm between steps, there needs to be a handrail.

It’s a good idea to talk to an expert to make sure your balustrade matches all the rules.

Balustrade prices in the UK vary based on different things like the size of the project, quality of the materials, and location. Here are some estimated costs for different types of balustrades:

1. Wooden balustrades: £50-£150 per metre.
2. Stainless steel balustrades: £100-£400 per metre.
3. Glass balustrades: £200-£600 per metre.
4. Wrought iron balustrades: £100-£500 per metre
5. Stone balustrades: £150-£800 per metre.
6. Cable balustrades: £100-£300 per metre.
7. Aluminium balustrades: £50-£200 per metre.

Remember, these figures are just rough, and the actual cost of your project depends on the particular arrangement and materials. It’s best to talk to a professional contractor for a precise quotation, and the costs could also vary based on your location in the UK- typically being higher in the South East and London.

In the UK, the thickness of the glass in a glass balustrade depends on where it is and how it is used. Regulations say the glass has to be at least 10mm for houses and 6mm for low-risk areas in other buildings. But, if the area is high-risk – like a swimming pool or a big drop – the glass needs to be at least 12mm thick. Remember, these are just the minimum rules. You can choose thicker glass to be safer or more sturdy. It’s a good idea to talk to a professional to make sure your glass fence follows the UK’s rules and standards.
Handrail supports, also referred to as handrail brackets or handrail posts, play an integral role in maintaining the safety and stability of structures such as handrails, balustrades, and guardrails. Their application is vital in various scenarios like when installing a handrail, balustrade, or guardrail to provide adequate support and stability to the structure. They are also useful when installing a handrail or balustrade on a staircase, deck, patio, or balcony to offer safety barriers and handholds for stability. In addition, installing handrail supports in public buildings such as schools, hospitals, and offices is crucial in adhering to building codes and safety standards. To provide additional support and stability in elderly or disabled individuals’ homes, handrail supports are essential. It is advisable to engage the services of a qualified contractor or architectural designer to ensure proper installation and compliance with relevant building codes and safety standards.
A Juliet balcony is a type of railing that is on the upper floors of a building. It helps you look outside without worrying about falling. People commonly use Juliet balconies in apartments and townhouses to get more outdoor space and light. You might want a Juliet balcony if you want to enjoy outdoor views without worrying about falling. Or, if you want to make your building look better. If you have a limited space, the balcony can make it seem like you have outdoor space. Or, you can add more light and air to a upper-floor room. A Juliet balcony has rules and regulations for building codes and safety standards. You should talk to a professional to make sure you follow the standards in your area.

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